The award winning writer, actor and director Karsten Dahlem studied theater and drama studies at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen. He was also a cast member of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, at the Volkstheater München and at the Wiener Volkstheater. He also worked as a resident actor in the Maxim Gorki Berlin, the Theater in Bochum and the Schaubühne Berlin. He has directed various different productions at Theatres such as Maxim Gorki Berlin and Theaters in Bremen, Leipzig,Oberhausen, Essen, Nürnberg, Düsseldorf and Leipzig. Dahlem has frequently dealt with topics related children and teenagers. He is a resident lecturer at the ZHDK and the UdK Berlin. The Skript FREIER FALL (SWR Kurhaus Production) which he co-wrote with Stephan Lacant was nominated for the Deutschen Filmpreis. His script Fremde Tochter (SWR Kurhaus Production) which he also co-wrote with Lacant has recently been filmed. His short film Princess was filmed in the summer of 2016 and is Dahlem's debut as a filmdirector.